Where we are
For those of you new to Southend-on-Sea here are a few highlights of what to expect.
Southend-on-Sea is in the South East corner of Essex where the Thames Estuary and the North Sea meet.
For a map to see exactly where we are please look on our contact us page.
This area of Essex has extensive leisure activities both on water and land and is less than an hour from London with two fast train links, one to Fenchurch Street and one to Liverpool Street.
Southend's main claim to fame is its 100 year-old pier stretching more than a mile out into the Thames Estuary, offering a brisk, healthy walk or a ride on the pier trains.
Another major appeal is the seven miles of sea and foreshore
plus all the associated sport and leisure activities.
The 1650-seat Cliffs Pavilion and the restored Edwardian PalaceTheatre together offer year-round entertainment.
With its surrounding areas of Rochford, Rayleigh, Castle Point, Benfleet and Canvey, this South East corner of Essex is steeped in history. Relics have been found of prehistoric civilisation as well as settlements of Romans, Danes and Saxons.